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'Hunger Games' tops theaters for 3rd weekend

Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth appear in a scene from the 2012 film 'The Hunger Games.' (Lionsgate)

April 8, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Film fans are still hungry for "The Hunger Games," helping it top the box office for the third weekend in a row. This weekend, it took in another $33.5 million.

"The Hunger Games," which stars Jennifer Lawrence as a teen forced to fight other youths in a televised death match, has now made $302.8 million nationwide. That beats the domestic gross of each of the "Twilight" movies, and all but the first and last of the "Harry Potter" films.

The "American Pie" sequel, "American Reunion," was second with just over $21 million.

The 3-D version of the blockbuster "Titanic" was third with nearly $17.4 million.

The top 10 films of the weekend were:

1. "The Hunger Games," $33.5 million ($25.5 million international).
2. "American Reunion," $21.5 million ($19.3 million international).
3. "Titanic" in 3-D, $17.4 million ($35.5 million international).
4. "Wrath of the Titans," $15 million ($43 million international).
5. "Mirror Mirror," $11 million ($11.5 million international).
6. "21 Jump Street," $10.2 million ($2.9 million international).
7. "Dr. Seuss' the Lorax," $5 million ($11.8 million international).
8. "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," $975,000.
9. "John Carter," $820,000 ($2.6 million international).
10. "Safe House," $581,000.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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